Children as young as 12 years old to start making appointments for their Covid jabs tomorrow

Local | 10 Jun 2021 3:21 pm

Government officials heading the city's vaccination drive announced today that children as young as 12 years old can start making appointments for their Covid jabs tomorrow, after the age limit for people to sign up for Covid-19 inoculation has been lowered.

Secretary for the Civil Service, Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, said those eligible to get the jab can start making appointments through the government’s designated website tomorrow at 9am.

“The expansion will cover an additional 240,000 Hong Kong citizens, with the city’s vaccination program now covering a total of 6.82 million of Hong Kong’s total population,” said Nip.

Those eligible can start making their Covid jab appointments at the city’s 24 community vaccination centers at the earliest on June 14.

“Children aged between 12-16 must have with them the parent consent form when getting the jab,” Nip added.

Meanwhile, apart from making the inoculation appointments online, the civil service chief said the government will also provide two extra channels for children to get the jab.

Nip said the government will reserve specific timeslots at community vaccination centers and arrange shuttle bus services running between the centers and schools allowing students and their parents to get the jab in groups. The arrangement will be in effect as soon as June 21.

While the government will also provide outreach vaccination services for schools that could facilitate the inoculation arrangements at the earliest on June 28.



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